Ministries and Missions of Plymouth United Church of Christ
PUCC has several local and international ministries and missions that welcome your time, talent and services.
Donations towards all of our ministries and missions are welcomed!
MISSION: To provide a venue – the Narthex of the church – for artists of all ages to exhibit their work
CONTACT: Marian Stephens, Chair
Celebration of Life Ministry
MISSION: When a family loses a loved one, neighbors, friends and church members take food and hugs to their homes. The Celebration of Life Ministry leads this time honored tradition.
The Ministry has 30 church members who work in shifts to offer a catered meal and loving support in Fellowship Hall following funerals of Plymouth members. Each team serves two (2) funerals before rotation; for larger funerals the teams combine.
New members are needed and welcomed!
CONTACT: Call the church office (313) 831-2460 if you wish to join.
Christmas Toys for Children Ministry
MISSION: PUCC makes Christmas bright for the children of the Medical Center Courts and the Charles Diggs Homes by donating gifts. Volunteers are needed to help distribute the gifts.
CONTACT: If interested in being part of this ministry, contact Evelyn Hudson-Wright at (313) 527-4282.
MISSION: Members attend funerals, send cards and provide support for member of PUCC during their time of bereavement.
CONTACT: Doris Parker 313-822-8189 or Kathy Hooks Carrington, 313-989-6763
Faith, Fitness and Fun (Health and Wellness Ministry)
MISSION: Faith, Fitness and Fun provides a series of activities to promote health living to fill our destiny in God. The ministry offers health and wellness presentations from trained health professionals to build awareness of health eating habits, encourage an active lifestyle and to promote wholeness, healing and joy for mind, body and soul.
Their focus scripture is 1 Corinthians 3:16 “Do you not know you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?”
CONTACT: For more information, contact LaTasha Washington at 313-522-7776 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Gregory, Johnella and Marie Moses Computer Mission
MISSION: Since 2001, PUCC has donated new computers to high-achieving children who either live near or attend school near the church. This ministry is named after two of its early supporters, Greg and Marie Moses.
CONTACT: If you would like to make a donation towards a computer, please contact Ms. Henrietta Carson, email@example.com or 313-831-2460. The computers cost approximately $500 each. Donations may be made on line through the PUCC website or by check to the Plymouth United Church of Christ and mail to 600 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, Michigan 48201. All donations to the church will be acknowledged and are tax deductible.
Inter-Faith Hospitality Ministry/Rotating Shelter
MISSION: The homeless program, sponsored by the Inter-Faith Hospitality Ministry and hosted by Plymouth UCC, houses approximately 65 homeless people as our guests for one week in February or March.
CONTACT: If you are interested in volunteering or donating items, contact Doris Ray at (313) 863-3770.
Nursing Home Ministry
MISSION: The mission of the Nursing Home ministry is to fan out to various nursing homes to bring the gospel to those unable to get to church. Although these Sunday worship services are abbreviated, we provide a complete range of worship experiences – prayer, reading of the scripture, music, group and individual singing and a spiritual message. Communion is offered on the first Sunday, and a freewill offering is collected at many facilities.
Composition of Teams
Six teams provide eight services each month. Our team leaders:
- Rev. Lee Brown (leads two separate teams)
- Dr. Blandina Rose Willis, Brenda Jett, Claire Neal, Rev. Yvonne Bostic (conducts two services) and
- Leonard Davis (conducts two services)
More than 35 people serve on the various teams. They take turns rotating their roles to ensure they provide all components of the worship service, together with joy and love.
Hartford Nursing Center (Detroit, three visits per month) American House (Southfield, six visits per month) and Sterling Place (Southfield).
CONTACT: For more information, contact the church office at (313) 831-2460
MISSION: To Raise and administer funds in support of students, who are members of PUCC and are actively pursuing an undergraduate education full-time in an accredited college or university, community college or licensed professional program.
CONTACT: For more information, email Plymouth Scholarship (firstname.lastname@example.org
MISSION: To provide a user-friendly experience in accessing the church website, Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pastor’s Word Press Blog, live and prerecorded services, concerts, baptism, funerals, classes, Bible Studies and workshops.
The ministry’s purpose is to distribute, capture and spearhead the way Plymouth United Church of Christ’s images combined with messaging are delivered to members, families, friends, and the community at large. This is accomplished using videography, audio-visual, print materials, and social marketing communications.
The vision of the ministry is to stay current on technology and marketing, to keep PUCC relevant to all generations who seek God and His holy word.
CONTACT: For more information, contact the church office (313) 831-2460
MISSION: PUCC gives away several hundred turkeys at Thanksgiving to residents of the local community.
CONTACT: If interested, contact the church office (313) 831-2460
MISSION: PUCC picks up members and friends and drives them to and from worship.
CONTACT: Clifford Rockefeller at (248) 796-2209.
MISSION: To provide low cost, high value tours to generate fellowship, greater understanding and a larger appreciation for our church and its ministry. It attracts many persons from outside of the church membership. The Travel Ministry is an evangelistic arm of the ministry of our church.
The Travel Ministry began in 2009 with a trip to Egypt:
- 2012 trip to South Africa,
- 2014 tour of Ghana,
- “Following the Footsteps of the Apostle Paul” was the theme of the 2015 trip to Greece and Rome.
2017 tours will include the Married Couples trip to Punta Canta, Dominican Republic (January) and a tour of China – Beijing, the Yangtze & Shanghai, with a Post-Tour extension to Hong Kong in September.
Deierdre Weir (church office 313-831-9531). See more upcoming tours on the Announcements page
MISSION: Provides monthly visits and contact with homebound PUCC members or who reside in long term care facilities. Communication and interactions include phone calls, hospital visits, cards, and in-person visits to those who are unable to attend church.
The ministry visits individuals whose names have been provided by church ministerial staff, family members or church members.
Caribbean Mission | Maternal Child Center in Ethiopia| Repatriation of Liberian Refugees of War
MISSION: Founded in 2002 to assist with storm relief in the Caribbean. The Caribbean Mission is committed to helping Caribbean nations with financial support and prayers. The committee also works to raise awareness of Caribbean culture within the congregation.
The mission begins meeting in September at the convenience of its members, who are notified via email.
CONTACT: For more information, contact Maeve Cook at (313) 575-5934.
Maternal Child Care in Ethiopia
MISSION: PUCC supports a medical mission in Ethiopia that was founded by Dr. Ingida Asfaw, a member of the church.
Members of PUCC, including Rev. and Mrs. Hood have traveled to Ethiopia as part of a medical mission to establish the maternal child clinic.
CONTACT: For more information visit www.enahpa.org.
Repatriation of Liberian Refugees of War
In 1997 & 1999, mission teams from PUCC traveled to Cote D Ivoire to bring medicine and cash to Liberian tribal members who were refugees of the civil war in Liberia. The PUCC mission enabled the majority of one Liberian tribe, the Sarbo tribe, to return to Liberia.